Bill Clinton

William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Prior to the presidency, he was the Governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981, and again from 1983 to 1992. A member of the Democratic Party, Clinton was ideologically a New Democrat and many of his policies reflected a centrist "Third Way" political philosophy.
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  • This week in history: July 23-29
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    This week in history: July 23-29

    The administration of Democratic President Bill Clinton announced a new round of attacks on immigrants and democratic rights on July 27, 1993, unveiling new legislation titled the “Expedited Exclusion and Alien Smuggling Enhanced Penalties Act,” to be sponsored in Congress by the leading Senate liberal, Edward Kennedy. The proposed new law was drawn up by a 12-agency task force led by Vice President Al Gore. At a media event where he was flanked by Gore and Attorney General Janet Reno, President Clinton called on Congress to boost the Immigration and Naturalization Service budget by 10 percent, including the hiring of 600 new Border Patrol officers, and then cynically claimed the new laws were directed against smugglers and terrorists.

  • Trump's Tariff War Is The Final Act Of A Broken System
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    Trump's Tariff War Is The Final Act Of A Broken System

    President Donald Trump's trade agenda is a corrupt, chaotic mess.

  • WTHR Indianapolis

    Trump dismisses idea of compromising intel

    HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:20 a.m. President Donald Trump is dismissing suggestions that Russia has compromising intelligence about him after a news conference in which Trump declined to criticize President Vladimir Putin for Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Trump tells Fox News' Sean Hannity that Putin "said as strongly as you can say it, they have no information on Trump." Trump adds, "And one thing you know: If they had it, it would have been out." He says "it's a shame" that he and Putin had to answer questions about the investigation into Russian election interference.

  • Let's give Trump the credit he deserves
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    Let's give Trump the credit he deserves

    President Trump isn't given the credit he's due – or so he often tells us. So today, some laurels: Trump has now officially surpassed Bill Clinton at linguistic legerdemain. And that's saying something. Clinton, after all, is the man who contested the notion that he had lied in denying an affair with Monica Lewinsky by arguing that “it depends upon what the meaning of the word 'is' is.” Splitting “is” into subatomic particles has long stood as the very acme of accountability-evading, ambiguity-establishing accomplishment. But no more. Not now that President Trump has introduced the loused-up litotes line of defense to control the damage from his Helsinki heresy. Consider his grammatical tour

  • America's Factory Towns, Once Solidly Blue, Are Now a GOP Haven
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    America's Factory Towns, Once Solidly Blue, Are Now a GOP Haven

    WASHINGTON—The Republican Party has become the party of blue-collar America. After the 1992 election, 15 of the 20 most manufacturing-intensive Congressional districts in America were represented by Democrats. Today, all 20 are held by Republicans.

  • On This Day: Clinton announces 'don't ask don't tell' policy
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    On This Day: Clinton announces 'don't ask don't tell' policy

    July 19 (UPI) -- On this date in history: In 1848, "bloomers," a radical departure in women's clothing, were introduced to the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y. They were named after Amelia Jenks Bloomer. In 1911, Pennsylvania became the first U.S. state to pass laws censoring movies. In 1946, Marilyn Monroe was given her first screen test at Twentieth Century-Fox Studios. Even without sound, the test was enough to earn Monroe her first contract. She divorced her first husband, James Dougherty, he told UPI, because of a no-marriage clause in the contract. In 1969, John Fairfax of Britain arrived at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to become the first person to row across the Atlantic

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    Today in History

    Today in History

  • Bill Clinton: Leaders must remember 'our common humanity'
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    Bill Clinton: Leaders must remember 'our common humanity'

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton says the key to political leadership is remembering "our common humanity."

  • Bill Clinton: hay que recordar “nuestra humanidad común”
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Bill Clinton: hay que recordar “nuestra humanidad común”

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — El expresidente Bill Clinton dijo el miércoles que la clave para el liderazgo político es recordar “nuestra humanidad común”. Clinton hizo sus comentarios durante la convención de la Asociación Nacional para el Progreso de la Gente de Color (NAACP, por sus siglas en inglés), donde le entregó la medalla Springarn a Willie Brown por logros sobresalientes de un afroestadounidense. Brown es expresidente de la Cámara de Representantes de California y fue alcalde de San Francisco. Clinton dijo que los líderes políticos necesitan tener en mente a la humanidad. Indicó que eso es importante en una época en que “los derechos al voto, la seguridad de la familia y los mejores intereses

  • New York City Will Force Airbnb to Disclose Information on Hosts
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    New York City Will Force Airbnb to Disclose Information on Hosts

    Airbnb Inc. will need to share the names and addresses of hosts in New York City with officials thanks to a new law, the latest setback for the home-rental company in one of the world’s largest tourism destinations. Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he supports the bill. Earlier in the day an Airbnb host backed financially by the company filed a lawsuit against New York City, accusing officials of retaliating against him for speaking out in support of home rentals.

  • TheStreet.com

    What Is NAFTA? History, Purpose and Accomplishments

    You've almost certainly heard of NAFTA recently. With President Trump's threats to renegotiate trade agreements with countries like Mexico and China, NAFTA has become a controversial issue. What Is NAFTA?